I'm a college computer engineer. I've taken 4 or 5 programming courses, 3 of them were for C++.
Normally, we always used Visual C++ 6 except in some instances we used some kind of unix compiler (./a.out to compile..).
Someone recently purchased Visual C++ .NET for me... so i installed the sucker and gave it a go. I was overwhelmed. There's alot of *stuff* in this.
Do I even need this thing? I figure it's better to use the "newer" program rather than the old one.
I can't even compile a simple cout<<"Hello World!"; program!! I can't find COMPILE, or BUILD, or RUN. How do i run a program?!?!
I know it might be stupid... but i'm really not used to this thing.
Maybe if someone can help me figure out how to compile a simple program... i can move forward.
And if you can explain to me the big differences between 6 and .NET... and maybe even recommend some other compilers i'd be happy to listen.